Our Mission Statement
Our mission at the Post is to provide a safe environment for our youth, challenging them through intentional relationships, opening the door to allow God to reveal their identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Who Are We?
The Post is a Christ-centered 501c3 Non-Profit youth center located in downtown Goshen. We got our start from Lon and Judy Miller and their desire to reach out to the teens of this community. They wanted to establish a place where everybody is welcome regardless of background. Their goal was to share the love of Christ with any middle school or high school aged student that walked through their doors.
These days, we continue to march to that same beat in order to reach as many youth as possible. The biggest obstacle we face as of late is that some of our kids have had unfortunate experiences very early on in life. Because of this, our youth often lose faith in God because “He wasn’t there” when they felt the biggest need for Him. Some of our youth also feel that they are unworthy of the love that God has to give, therefore they don’t even try to form a relationship with Him.
According to Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Without the love and grace of God, these young men and women can only rely on the nature of their thoughts. Until they accept Jesus into their hearts, they will feel unworthy and unloved. Through our many different programs, we seek to change the way our youth thinks about themselves and about God. We also seek to teach them about the forgiveness God so willingly gives to us no matter where we come from. No matter what our sin of the past was, we achieve forgiveness simply by asking for it! God is with us during hard times, and what occurs in our lives always goes according to His divine plan. Even if they cannot see the reason just yet, we will help our youth establish trust in God during both the good times and bad.
How do we impact teens?
Our facility is open to teens 6th to 12th grade Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. We provide a safe, fun place for them to hang out and we have programs with curriculum that is designed to point the teens toward their identity in Christ as well as equip them with skills they can use in everyday life. Relationship is key to impacting the kids we serve, so we connect to them through genuine relationships and transparency.
Please pray for our students to have an open heart and mind to the work here at the Post. Pray for our leadership team as we accept the challenge placed before us and slowly lead our kids into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We hope to make an “eternal” impact in the lives of the youth in our community.